This is the view you can admire entering the old roman port of Ventotene, one of the Pontine islands, belonging to Lazio Region (the most important and known of them is Ponza) and about 30 miles away from the coast.
Romans built the whole harbor digging the rocks, and they also created artificial pools to grow up fish (you can see part of the caves under the lighthouse building); not far from the village there are also ruins of Augustus emperor villa, in a spectacular position near the sea.
Special look of this little town is given by the light pastel colors of the buildings, often not well maintaned but particular for this reason…
A sad reason for which Ventotene is known, is the old prison in the near Santo Stefano island, built by Borbone kings of Naples and used until 1965: many politic prisoners spent years in this place, the most lonely and far among italian prisons.
Now boat trips leaving the roman port of Ventotene bring in a few minutes tourists to visit this old building, in its way a good example of prison architecture.
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Isab (865) 2006-11-01 12:01
Belle photo, j'aime beaucoup les couleurs pastelles des batiments.
J'aurais peut-être reserré le cadrage un peu.
Didi (51263) 2006-11-01 12:13
Looks like a stitched picture with a very nice foregroud.
Colours are very appreciable in theese old houses and I note also a good control of lights.
I allowed myself for a little workshop.
marjan (6277) 2007-02-13 7:44
hi Federico, una bella photo di pikolapaese Ventonente.
I must be wonderul vacantin stady on this small island.
Photo in ncie , good andinteresting POV. Litlle distorsion on the lens but not so big. Goodcoloures and very userful intro,
Fellini (6401) 2008-05-19 23:12
una bellissima inquadratura, da un fantastico POV.
Sembra quasi defomata da un grandangolare, comunque tutto l'effetto della curva concava (che segue le nuvole) dell'immagine mi piace molto.
Anche i colori saturi del paese di sfondo in contrapposizione con le grotte in tuto e i solchi in primo piano legano davvero molte. Complimenti